Jersey Benne potatoes are reason 78,627

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NIKON D70 - 1/8 sec, f4.5 at 44mm

Reason 78,627 why New Zealand is the best country in the universe are Jersey Benne potatoes.

I love everything about them. I love their taste, their smell, their look and texture and the fact they give me an excuse to say the word tuber. Yeah, go on you say it too, out loud even. Tuber.

I love that Jersey Bennes come in a box. It's like they are above being put in something as common as a plastic bag.

I love the fact they are bloody expensive. It means bus riding poor people can't afford them. More for me.

I love them because they are best friends with BBQ cooked food.

I love it that when you Google for Jersey Benne potatoes, only New Zealand websites appear*. The 6 billion suckers that live elsewhere on the planet are not living in God's Own Country and so miss out on such a fantastic veggie. Suckers!

I love it that after I eat so many of them that my stomach is so distended there is no way in hell I'd get a hop on, much less be capable of a hop on. And I love it that they are so spectacularly fantastic that I don't care I miss out on a hop on because of them.

The Photo

Meh. I so haven't had the light, the location or the talent to get any adequate photos for weeks. I'm so down on the whole thing.

*I fully expect to rank number one for Jersey Benne potatoes in Google. This will be my hobby for the next few days.

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Posted: Wednesday, 17 January, 2007 19:01

Captured: 2007:01:09 20:45:49

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  • I definitely agree they are awesome! That reminds me that I need to buy some more Jersey Benne. We're all out! I just looked.
    Scott Benjamin - Wednesday, 17 January, 2007 22:40
  • I feel cheated...all that and no photo of aforementioned tuber....T U B E R heh heh...
    seriocomic - Thursday, 18 January, 2007 0:10
  • Jersey Benne potatoes, eh mate? Have I enjoyed those at your home? Let me know! If not, can you ask Gabba to make me some next time I'm over? Looks like you have some work to do to rank #1 for Jersey Benne potatoes in Google, but good luck! I'm sure you'll stick with it. TUBER!
    Jody - Thursday, 18 January, 2007 4:11
  • Jez man! Why don't you and Jersey Benne get a room. This pic is missing your typical random Smurf. That would be Smurf'n Smurf!
    Daniel - Thursday, 18 January, 2007 8:28
  • It's official. You are a (t)uber-geek!
    Rik - Thursday, 18 January, 2007 12:37
  • Is this for real? I've never heard of those potatoes. I feel my education is sadly lacking in not knowing of these potatoes and it's most upsetting. Toadstools? Where are the gnomes? Are they out looking for the potatoes I don't know about?
    Nova - Friday, 19 January, 2007 18:06
  • Don't you just love the long'ish, skinny'ish shapes and the fact that you have to put them in the sink and soak off the soil just like nanna used to.....mine came from the South Island and they were divine....skins that you could actually nip into and the leftovers were equally divine cold...covered with butter & black pepper.
    Michele - Saturday, 20 January, 2007 19:06
  • Where do I get those potatoes? Are they only in the South Island? My mouth is watering just at the though of butter and black pepper.
    Nova - Sunday, 21 January, 2007 17:12
  • WOW your #2 good work
    Dan - Monday, 22 January, 2007 18:02
  • Hi Dave. I haven't been here in ages. Your Photo work has got so good. Well done on that. It's cool to see the progress.
    Crewcut Guy - Monday, 22 January, 2007 19:52
  • G'day Crewcut. Good to see you again. Thanks for the compliment too!
    Dave - Tuesday, 23 January, 2007 17:06
  • How come I,ve come up 3 times with my posting?
    Nova - Tuesday, 23 January, 2007 18:15
  • Nova, I have no idea what you do, but every time you comment, it appears 2 or 3 times. Normally I delete them but it seems I missed them this time. I'll sort it out.
    Dave - Tuesday, 23 January, 2007 18:20
  • I believe that cliffs kidney are a superior spud any day.
    harvey - Monday, 26 November, 2007 22:48
  • I believe that cliffs kidney are a superior spud any day.
    harvey - Monday, 26 November, 2007 22:49
  • Jersey Benne! I'm reminded of a lovely fable i learned as a tender youth about the emperor's new clothes...these spuds are low yielding, very very average potatoes. they do have a nice waxy texture, stand up well to boiling, roasting, not that flash as mashed Cliff's kidney or Marris anchor beat them hands down. much ado about not much at all! however, losers love a lost cause... George Halligan Palmerston North
    George Halligan - Friday, 12 December, 2008 15:54
  • Try growing your own,I planted a row(12 Potatoes)in Wellington on 10thSept and they are wonderful should be ready to harvest at the end of November early December.Can.t wait'
    Bill Wheeler - Monday, 14 November, 2011 15:41
  • My wife complained loadly when I first introduced her to these 15 years ago. Who would pay $9.00 for a kilo of spuds. One bite later she appreciated my purchase, and instead of saving the rest for Christmas day they were promptly consumed. I grow these each year in my own garden in Tauranga, and no other variety. All hail the Jersey Benne.
    Duncan - Thursday, 22 December, 2011 8:40

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